The types of vehicle GPS trackers

gps tracker vehicle types

Tracking your fleet is crucial to ensuring that deliveries are being completed successfully and your drivers are exactly where they need to be. That way you can keep your customers updated throughout the process, building trust in hopes for repeat use of your services. 

But which GPS tracking device is best suited for your business? This article will help give you insight as to the types of vehicle trackers and how they operate for maximum visibility.  

Before getting into the types of trackers let’s have a look as to the type of businesses who can benefit from having a GPS tracking system. 

Industries that use GPS tracking 

Courier and transportation companies aren’t the only ones to require GPS tracking. Any industry where a driver, technician or team member goes on site would benefit greatly from tracking their whereabouts. 

Here are a few of the many industries that can use a GPS tracking system to monitor and improve their team’s performance. 

  • Electricians
  • Retail stores
  • Food trucks
  • Plumbers
  • Cleaning services
  • Trucking
  • HVAC
gps tracking industries

Types of vehicle GPS trackers 

Portable device 

A portable GPS device is a compact and affordable option that suits a flexible fleet of vehicles. 

The portable GPS tracker doesn’t need to be installed and can be plugged directly into your vehicle where you can swap between vehicles as you see fit. 

This allows you to keep up to date with the live location of your driver, even if they are out of mobile range. 

Rugged GPS hardwired device

If you’re wanting to boost the security of your vehicles and assets then the rugged GPS hardwired device is your best bet. 

This tracker is hardwired to your vehicle and cannot be removed or changed, reducing the possibility of theft occurring. 

You can monitor your vehicles even when out of mobile range and share your driver’s live location with the customer. This improves ETA accuracy and gives customers unprecedented visibility of their order.    

Battery powered device

A battery powered tracker doesn’t need a powersource, which means you can track pallets, bikes, shipping containers and any other assets you require. 

The battery powered tracker is used to minimize the potential for theft or an asset being misplaced. 

The battery life of a Locate2u battery powered device is roughly up to 7 years for extended asset tracking and theft recovery. 

gps tracking delivery software

Track your drivers with Locate2u 

Locate2u is a delivery management software that offers a range of GPS tracking devices to accommodate your business needs. 

Battery powered, portable or hardwired. Locate2u has you covered with an incredible team to help you get set up and answer any questions you may have.

Click here to see the range of devices Locate2u has to offer!

What's your email?

What type of features are you interested in?

GPS Tracking

Live location sharing

Dispatch and scheduling

Route Optimization

Proof of delivery

How big is your team?








How do you currently manage your bookings?


Google Sheets

Pen & Paper

Another Booking system


What's your company name?

What's your name?

What's your phone number?

What's your role at the company?


Good news, we can help!

Our pricing information has been sent directly to your email.

You have also qualified for a 1-1 with one of our experts. Please choose a time below: